UNBOXING: Giveaway Prize (Book Depository)

Hello Bibliophiles!!!

It’s time for me to share to you the giveaway prize I’ve been dying to receive for the past eight months. Yes read that right, it took eight months before these packages arrived in my door steps.

So last February, I won a giveaway hosted by @aus.fangirl.reads. She’s giving away a $30 AUD worth of books from Book Depository. I didn’t know what I should get but later that day, I finally decided on which book/books I’ll be getting.

As everyone have told me, it would take only one month and a half before the books would arrive from United Kingdom to the Philippines. When the one month mark passed, I didn’t worry that much. I waited for another month, and still nothing arrived. No notice from the post office. I didn’t worry that much as well because I know how crappy and awful our postal system is.

After four months of waiting, I decided to inform the host about it and she was so kind enough to email Book Depository and I was glad BookDepo decided to send me replacement for the books. It took just around three months or so for the books arrive. It actually arrived around September 29th here in my country but it arrived at my city’s post office by October 2nd. And I got it the following two days.

I was excited when my sister woke me up and gave me two packages that has a Book Depository logo on it! Out of excitement I opened it right away! Who wouldn’t right? I’ve been waiting for them to arrive that long!

I was so happy to finally get physical copies of these books! First books is A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. I got the UK Paperback to match with my Throne of Glass books.

Second book is, of course the sequel, A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas.

And I was so happy to get my very first Book Depository bookmarks! I love them so much! Aside from excitement over the books these bookmarks were also the reason why I was so excited to open the packages. I was wishing to get multiple bookmarks with each book like others are getting. But who am I to complain? I got two new bookmarks to my growing collection of bookmarks!

I can’t wait to reread this books and to hopefully get my copy of ACOWAR soon (which I also won from a giveaway) I still hope it would arrive later this year.

Anyway that ends my short unboxing/unpacking the books I won from a giveaway. Expect to see more unboxing or unpacking or book mail in the near future! For the mean time, enjoy reading!

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UNBOXING: The Crowns of Croswald

This is an over due unboxing. Please bare with me. I’ve been very busy with school and never got the time to write any blog post. Now that half of my school work are done, I can now focus on my blog and my bookstagram and of course, get back to reading more books!

Hello Bibliophiles!!!

This is an over due unboxing. Please bare with me. I’ve been very busy with school and never got the time to write any blog post. Now that half of my school work are done, I Processed with VSCO with m3 presetcan now focus on my blog and my bookstagram and of course, get back to reading more books!

Just last September, I received a gorgeous box from a publishing house (JKS Communication). The box is so gorgeous that I badly want to take out the huge sticker on top. I was glad it got removed and didn’t damage the gorgeous box in any way. Most of you might have already seen umboxings of this box but I can’t help but share it to you guys.

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So upon opening the box, the first thing that I saw was this gorgeous art print and a note which says “This magical box was personally created and boxed just for you by D.E. Night”. I feel so special with it (even though all of the reviewers who received this box got the same not.) Nonetheless, I still feel extra special.

The next I saw was these cute newspaper. At first thought it was just an ordinary newspaper to conceal what’s inside the box. But when I look at it closely I noticed that this newspaper has something to do with the book. Isn’t that a great way to make things inside the box coherent?

Once you open the newspaper up, the first thing I saw was this cute bottle wrapped in bubble wrap. I’ve seen a lot of people open this box already but I was still at awe when I saw it with my very own eyes, much more when I held it. At first I honestly didn’t know how to make it light up because it lights up, you guys! So when I looked inside the box, I saw this small note about how to make the Glanagerie bottle light up. It tells you how to make it light up and all. Reading it confused the heck of me. I still didn’t know how to make the bottle light up. So I tried turning the cap until it’s loose and a white paper fell out. And that paper was what the note was talking about. Stupid right?

I then saw a paper that tells us about the book inside the box and an author question and answer. Also, the facts about the book and when it was going to be released. Then the next thing I saw was the note about the origin of the Glanagerie bottle.

After that, I saw another note but this time, it’s the author’s letter to the readers, to us!

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And finally the book! The cover is just so beautiful! I can’t stop staring at it when I first laid eyes on it. And did I mention, I was in school when I first opened and saw it? It was awkward knowing that there are students inside the classroom already; and they were witnessing me just starring at a book they don’t know about. But I can’t help it! THE COVER IS TOO GORGEOUS NOT TO STARE AT IT! JUST LOOK AT THAT! Just look at the details!

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The book is THE CROWNS OF CROSWALD by D.E. Night.

Synopsis:

In Croswald, the only thing more powerful than dark magic is one secret…

For sixteen years Ivy Lovely has been hidden behind an enchanted boundary that separates the mundane from the magical. When Ivy crosses the border, her powers awaken. Curiosity leads her crashing through a series of adventures at the Halls of Ivy, a school where students learn to master their magical blood and the power of Croswald’s mysterious gems. When Ivy’s magic––and her life––is threatened by the Dark Queen, she scrambles to unearth her history and save Croswald before the truth is swept away forever.

You can grab a copy this book now!

Get yours here:  Amazon  | Barnes & Noble

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So, this is what the whole box looks like in one photo!

A HUGE THANK YOU to JKS Communications for sending this box my way! I certainly cannot wait to read this book, I have it on my October TBR pile, so it would be soon!

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I hope you enjoyed that unboxing of mine. I’ll have more unboxing in the near future!

Thank you and have a great day!

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